Information and attention

  title={Information and attention},
  author={Floris Roelofsen},
This paper introduces a semantic framework in which the meaning of a sentence embodies both informative and attentive content. This framework allows for an improved implementation of the analysis of attentive might first presented in Ciardelli, Groenendijk, and Roelofsen (2009). This analysis sheds new light on the way in which might interacts with conjunction and disjunction, which is puzzling for the standard modal account of might, as well as the treatment of might in update semantics. 

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